HOOPES DANTE`S BLOCK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oakville
2015
Wine Details

“This year Dante’s Block is a rare showcase of the best rows of our old-vine vineyard. Because of our new approach to small-batch fermentation - which occurs in fourteen distinct lots within our Oakville vineyard - we can determine which blocks are performing exceptionally well in any given year. Anne and Jennifer both grew up as winemakers in Oakville, despite some detours along the way, and have a special connection with the distinctiveness of our land. We have diverse soil series in this area, which results in significant variation in phenolic ripeness. Small batch picking and fermentation allows us to isolate the very best grape clusters within the vineyard with magnificent particularity.We hand selected the best lots to create this special Cabernet Sauvignon just for our most loyal customers. You will never see this wine released to the public.”

- Second Generation Proprietor

Lindsay Hoopes

Technical Details
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aspect: NW X SE
Soils: Clay Loam
Slope: Elevation 150 Feet
Rootstock: St. George
Clone: Bordeaux Wente
Barrels: 100% French, 83% New
Barrel Aging: 22 Months
Alcohol: 14.9%
PH: 3.78
TA: 5.8g/L
Date Bottled: August 17, 2017
Number of Cases: 140
Tasting Notes
“Dante’s is always a celebration of our unique corner of Oakville and the 2015 is no exception. The notoriously tiny vintage has gifted us with a wine replete with a complex nose of candied red fruits, violets and fresh bay laurel. The mouth edges one step deeper with core of rich dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and clove easing to a generous and balanced finish of sweet tannins and cigar box. Beautiful now and cellar worthy for those capable of delaying gratification.”

- Winemakers, Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

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